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Dahlias Don’t Multitask

Blonde woman in white dress and hat smells purple dahlias

A lesson from a dahlia: thoughts on time management, the power of singular concentration, and the pitfalls of multitasking. Dahlias have no fragrance. Did you know that? I wandered through a field of them and there was absolutely no scent. No cloyingly sweet smell like a lily. No bright effervescence like a gardenia nor exotic …

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Wedding Registry – The Most Useful Wedding Gifts 5 Years Later

Useful wedding gifts - wrapped in pretty gift bag with pink bow

Add these useful wedding gifts to your registry for their lasting practicality a.k.a. 10 present ideas that will make brides & grooms deliciously happy! Of course the best part of our wedding was marrying the love of my life, but a close second was having our friends and family travel from all around the country …

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7 Signs You Are at a Southern Wedding

Couple monogram decorates seating card display at this Southern wedding.

Ever wonder what makes a Southern wedding so distinctive? Read about 7 Southern wedding traditions and peculiarities that express our unique Southern joie de vivre. The cutting of the cake… the first dance… the throwing of the bouquet… Tradition and weddings go hand in hand, and you are probably familiar with all of the above …

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Naming Your House

Naming your house: white brick house with dogwood trees in bloom

Naming your house is a great way to define identity, add character, and show affection for that place we call home!   There’s no place like home.  There’s no place like home.  There’s no place like home. Home brings to mind a distinctive vision, stirring memories, special smells, and a singular feeling of love.  There’s …

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Expert Tips on Packing and Moving Valuables

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these expert tips and tricks.

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these tips and tricks. Knee deep in corrugate, tape, and tissue? Pulling your hair out because you just can’t figure out the best way to pack Grandmother’s silver or your wedding china? …

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Details from Swan House

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta's Swan House for a taste of 1920's culture, design, and luxury!

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta’s Swan House for a taste of 1920’s culture, design, and luxury! Down in Atlanta behind the eye popping electric blue doors of a classical style mansion the swinging lilt of jazz and the faint tinkle of a flapper’s jet beads can be heard amid …

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Flamingo Valentine Craft with Free Printable

You tickle me pink free printable flamingo Valentine card and DIY envelope tutorial with coloring card option.

You tickle me pink free printable flamingo valentine card and DIY envelope tutorial with coloring card option. Looking for a delightfully sweet Valentine’s Day card to send to your gal pals? This flamingo valentine craft is the perfect choice! I teamed up with my friend Ann from The Creatologist to design this charming “You Tickle …

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My Favorite Rambling Hikes in the Blue Ridge

Refresh your spirit and reinvigorate your mind with a good long rambling walk. My 4 favorite rambling hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The rustle of grass under your feet, The sound of stones skittering down the path, The smell of cool, piney air, The sun on your face, The freedom to go and turn and wander with no road map, The connection to nature… This is what lures me on long rambling hikes in the Blue Ridge …

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2 Clever Ways to Repurpose Grocery Store Wine Totes

Repurpose grocery store wine totes as storage caddies to organize your closet, bathroom, and suitcase!

Repurpose grocery store wine totes as storage caddies to organize your closet, bathroom, and suitcase. No crafting, sewing, or gluing necessary! We love…LOVE wine here at the Medlin household! We are not very picky or snobbish about our wines either.  As a consequence, we’ve accumulated quite a few grocery store wine totes. You know the ones …

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Check off every name on your Christmas list with Pender & Peony's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! These 7 curated gift guides cover every personality from the globe trotter to the Southern lady.

Check off every name on your Christmas list with Pender & Peony’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! Hands down one of the best ways to avoid holiday stress is to accomplish your Christmas gift shopping early! No one wants to wade through hectic stores and wait in check out lines Christmas Eve. This applies to online …

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